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Carbon Retention In A Colored Ocean (CARIACO), Bio-geochemical and Bio-optical Data from the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela
Entry ID: CARIACO


Summary
Abstract: The CARIACO Program, supported by NSF, Venezuela's CONICIT, and NASA, is an oceanographic time series station that examines processes that affect carbon cycling in the Cariaco Basin, off the coast of Venezuela. The time series is located at 10.5N, 64.40W, and consists of hydrographic and bio-geochemical data collected on a monthly basis from ship. The series includes phytoplankton biomass, productivity and hydrographic observations, as well as bio-optical observations to assist ocean color satellite product validation. Carbon fluxes to depth are examined with a sediment trap array.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 11.0 S: 10.0  E: -65.0  W: -64.0
 Max Depth: 1300 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS), University of South Florida
Dataset Title: Carbon Retention In A Colored Ocean Project (CARIACO)
Online Resource: http://imars.usf.edu/CAR/index.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-10-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX >CARBON FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC CARBON >CARBON FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >FLUORESCENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OCEAN COLOR    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Instrument
SEDIMENT TRAPS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
BIOGEOCHEMICAL
CARIACO BASIN


Originating Center
USF/DMS


Data Center
Institute for Marine Remote Sensing, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://imars.usf.edu/
Dataset ID: CARIACO

Data Center Personnel
Name: FRANK EDGAR MULLER-KARGER
Phone: (813) 553-1186
Phone: (813) 553-3335
Fax: (813) 553-1103
Email: carib at seas.marine.usf.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Science
University of South Florida
140 7th Ave. S.
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


Personnel
FRANK EDGAR MULLER-KARGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (813) 553-1186
Phone: (813) 553-3335
Fax: (813) 553-1103
Email: carib at seas.marine.usf.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Science
University of South Florida
140 7th Ave. S.
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


RAMON VARELA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +58-95-98326/98051
Fax: +58-95-98051/98061
Email: cariaco at telcel.net.ve
Contact Address:
Fundacion La Salle
Estacion de Investigaciones Marinas Isla Margarita (EDIMAR)
Apartado 144
Edo. Nueva Esparta
City: Porlamar
Postal Code: 6301
Country: VENEZUELA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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